• Steve Benne
    Steve Benne,
    Double Bass Instructor

    B.A. University of Iowa
    M.M. University of Indiana
    Email: sbenne@leeuniversity.edu

    Steve Benne is principal double bassist with the Knoxville Symphony, as well as the Bass Instructor at Lee University. Previously, he was principal double bassist with the New American Chamber Orchestra. Benne has performed at the Grec Festival, the Korsholm Music Festival, the Priory of Chirens Chamber Music Festival, and the Uppsala Festival. In the U.S., Benne has performed with the Florida International Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Grand Teton Music Festival. He was one of the consortium soloists to premier the Harbison Concerto for the Bass Viol with the Knoxville Symphony. Benne’s teachers include Lawrence Hurst, Stuart Sankey, and Eldon Obrecht. He plays a Cremonese bass made in 1683 by Aegidius Barzellini.

Music Events Calendar

9/20
Presidential Concert Series:Centennial Concert
Begins at 7:30 PM

Pangle Hall
Presidential Concert Series:Centennial Concert
Steinway Artist and Chamber Member Music Society of Lincoln Center pianist Gloria Chien joins first prize winner of the Paganini International Competition and Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient...
9/24
Faculty Showcase
Begins at 7:30 PM

Pangle Hall
Faculty Showcase
9/25
Faculty Recital: Joohae Jung, piano & Joonghan Jung, piano
Begins at 7:30 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Recital: Joohae Jung, piano & Joonghan Jung, piano
9/27
Faculty Recital: Jose Ruiz & Shawn Perkinson
Begins at 7:30 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Recital: Jose Ruiz & Shawn Perkinson
10/01
Lee Faculty Piano Trio
Begins at 7:30 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Lee Faculty Piano Trio
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